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McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.
UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine gene researchers clear the air on the link between schizophrenia and smoking.
Husband-and-wife team Dustin and Rochelle Hines research brain cells in their quest for solutions to degenerative diseases and developmental disorders.
UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
A pair of neuroscience professors break down Julie Oppermann's works, which very deliberately manipulate the brain.
Former UNLV posdoctoral scholar Miesha Marzell credits her fellowship for helping her career as a professor.
Scholar's research on campus inspires more work to increase the Las Vegas community’s access to quality mental health care.
UNLV researchers and inventors made national headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2016.
From a home for homeless students to inspiring the next generation of health crusaders — these worthy causes will warm your heart during the holidays.
Volunteering hundreds of hours of service becomes a legacy for a single mom and her four children — the 2016 Honorary Rebel Family.
A fascination with tissue restoration inspires a UNLV professor and undergraduate student to team up to understand how frogs might impact the fate of humankind.
One of the Administrative Faculty Member of the Year Award winners, the Graduate College's Valarie Burke has been part of UNLV since arriving as an undergraduate 14 years ago.
Heavey is an accomplished psychologist, academic leader and longtime UNLV faculty member.
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Psychology In The News
The stabbing death of a 4-year-old child is shedding light on the larger issue of domestic violence in the Las Vegas valley.
Right now many parts of the country are dealing with extremely hot summer days. Here in southern Colorado, we’ve been in the 90s and even 100s in Pueblo. But it’s even hotter in Arizona and Nevada.
Emotional intelligence can mean the difference between behaving in a socially acceptable way and being considered to be way out of line. While most people will have heard of emotional intelligence, not many people really know how to spot it – in themselves or in others.
Math anxiety can be a serious and prevalent problem not just for students but also for some professionals. You have this specific anxiety when soon as numbers and computations are encountered, your palm starts sweating and your heart begins to race.
As your teacher passes out the math test, your palms turn sweaty. You notice that your heart has begun to race. Glancing down at the page, you suddenly forget those operations on which you had drilled only a few days earlier. Do you perform all additions first in a complex calculation, or all multiplications? What’s the multiplication table again for 9’s? Oh, you know it — well you’re pretty sure, right? Suddenly, you start to doubt a lot of things that you “know.”
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